NPD News


September NPD: Madden NFL 12, Xbox 360 on top

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 13, 2011 4:15pm PDT

If you're looking for surprises, go read a Robert Ludlum novel--because this month's NPD report is shockingly predictable. The top game of the month is none other than EA's Madden 12.


"Nah, it's a fine football game. Nothing major wrong with it except the price tag. I hope ..."

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Deus Ex tops weak August NPD sales report

By Garnett Lee, Sep 08, 2011 4:30pm PDT

August NPD sales figures showed a measurable decline from last year but with only five days sales Deus Ex Human Revolution took top honors on the chart.


"They stopped releasing those months ago. It's quite strange... You'd think that they would want ..."

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July NPD: NCAA Football 12 leads; overall retail sales down 26%

By Jeff Mattas, Aug 11, 2011 6:15pm PDT

The NPD Group releases its July 2011 numbers, which indicate a 26% drop in retail sales.


"Sega never really focused on making games. They became more of a publisher."

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NPD to begin tracking European sales data

By Jeff Mattas, Aug 10, 2011 11:30am PDT

The NPD Group announces that it will begin tracking European game content sales data starting in Q4 2011.


"This news would be more interesting if they were still releasing numbers. As they release the ..."

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June NPD: L.A. Noire, Duke Nukem and Infamous 2 top the list; Xbox sells over 500K units

By Xav de Matos, Jul 14, 2011 5:00pm PDT

The NPD Group has released its monthly report, outlining the top ten selling games for the month of June 2011. L.A. Noire retained its hold on the list, with Duke Nukem Forever coming in at second spot, and Infamous 2 in third.


"I think just the fact they made ANY money on the game is something... I don't think they ever ..."

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NPD Q1 2011 report shows industry spend increase of $1.85B

By Xav de Matos, Jul 11, 2011 2:45pm PDT

The NPD Group has released its Q1 2011 industry report, estimating that industry spend has increased by $1.85 billion versus the same reported period last year.


"lol they're not even trying to control budget inflation. EAUBIVISION is going to eat itself, ..."

- SpaecKow see all 5 comments

May NPD: LA Noire tops weak month for industry

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 13, 2011 4:30pm PDT

"May 2011 was the lowest month of sales for the industry since October 2006," the latest NPD report shows. Unsurprisingly, Rockstar's LA Noire managed to climb to the top of the sales list.


"im guessing PSN had a lot to do with this. I sure as hell wasnt in a game buying mood..at least ..."

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NPD data shows the long 'tail' of this generation

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 03, 2011 6:30pm PDT

NPD data released by Microsoft illustrates the momentum of the current generation of consoles. Who needs a new Xbox when its having its best year ever?


"Look at the past two years. You'll see the 360 is the only one with a graph pointing upward."

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April NPD: Mortal Kombat beats Portal 2

By Steve Watts, May 13, 2011 8:45am PDT

The NPD Group has released its retail-only April 2011 data, showing the Xbox 360 on top of hardware again, and Mortal Kombat at the top of the software pile.


"it doesn't actually matter what your competition is doing if you're still making a fucktonne of ..."

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Mobile games almost half of full game downloads

By Steve Watts, May 04, 2011 9:15am PDT

The NPD's Online Gaming 2011 report suggests that 47% of digital full game purchases are on mobile devices, though it's important to note that this is in units sold, not revenue.


"Ok it was generated from consumers. So, its a bit irrelevant if they have Steam information or not."

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Valve against sharing Steam sales data

By Steve Watts, Apr 21, 2011 2:30pm PDT

As the NPD Group and the British-based UKIE work to develop comprehensive digital sales tracking, Valve executive Jason Holtman has expressed disinterest in giving out his company's data.


"But Valve needs to be a "good corporate citizen" by paying tons of taxes so govt can fund ..."

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March NPD: 3DS launch-o-rama

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 15, 2011 11:45am PDT

Sales-o-facts in NPD's first monthly report since the Nintendo 3DS launched include word that the handheld was out-sold by regular DSs.


"Right, because Sony and Microsoft haven't already set the bar high for overpriced electronics..."

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Guitar Hero III tops list of this generation's best selling games

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 25, 2011 6:15am PDT

The top ten highest-grossing retail titles of "this generation" have been ranked, a list dominated by Call of Duty and rhythm games.


"I genuinely don't know what to say if you prefer Neversoft's GH3 charts to Harmonix' RB1 or GH2 ..."

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January NPD: Black Ops, Dead Space 2 and Dancing Titles Win Big; Xbox 360 Sells 381K Units

By Xav de Matos, Feb 18, 2011 6:45am PST

Late last night, market research firm NPD Group released its numberless, retail-only data for the video game industry's business throughout the...


"And platform specific lists. Not much of a comparable list when older games still rank high ..."

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NPD Reveals Platform-Specific 2010 New Game Charts

By Steve Watts, Feb 07, 2011 1:15pm PST

The NPD group has released a more detailed list of 2010's best-selling games per platform, Gamasutra reports, featuring a breakdown for all home...


"I'm just going to pipe in here and say that the "8million" units are to retailers plain and ..."

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